It took a world war and a special wife to transplant this native Hawaiian to Rockford. After surviving 68 bombing missions, Dr. Allen Pang used all he learned to overcome obstacles and savor a beautiful, meaningful life.
All soldiers have endured hardship, but some have faced an additional burden. Such was the case for Fred Ohr, a son of Korean immigrants, wwho not only became an ace Army Air Corps pilot, but a squadron Commander.
Poplar Grove resident Chuck Downey earned his wings as a U.S. Naval pilot when he was 18 years old, and decades later discovered he was the youngest of the war, despite a claim by President George H.W. Bush.
Find out why more than 800 World War II re-enactors transform Midway Village into war-ravaged 1940s Europe each fall, and why Rockford’s event trumps others like it.